Systems Biology of Diversity in Cancer

August 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Center for Cancer Systems Biology at MSKCC’s first annual symposium:

Systems Biology of Diversity in Cancer

will be held Friday, October 7 – Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller Research Laboratories, RRL-104, 430 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065

The event is free, but you must register to participate (space is limited). Please register at:

This symposium brings together a diverse group of investigators to discuss a critical issue in cancer research today: how diversity, both genetic and non-genetic, influences tumor progression and response to therapy.

Confirmed speakers include:
Rameen Beroukhim – Medical Oncology and Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Galit Lahav – Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
Peter Laird – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Keck School of Medicine, USC
Doug Lauffenburger – Department of Biological Engineering, MIT
Ari Melnick – Department of Medicine – Hematology/Oncology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Garry Nolan – Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University
Chris Sander – Computational Biology Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Craig Thompson – Cancer Biology & Genetics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

To support the attendance and participation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, a limited number of CCSB Young Scientist Awards will be granted.

**For further details, please see the CCSB Symposium Web site:

Sponsored by the NCI Integrative Cancer Biology Program, the CCSB at MSKCC and SKI Research and Administration.

Theorems on Biological Circuits IV

June 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Register now for the fourth annual meeting on Theorems on Biological Circuits, which will be held at HMS on Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm.  This is an informal meeting aimed at those fluent in mathematics.

Please register here (so that we can order drinks and snacks appropriately)


Alicia Dickenstein
University of Buenos Aires
Sequential and distributive multisite phosphorylations have toric steady states

Murad Banaji
University of Portsmouth, UK
Some results on reaction networks without assuming mass-action

Eduardo Sontag
Rutgers University
The secant condition and interconnections of passive systems

Jeremy Gunawardena
Harvard Medical School
How to make (some) nonlinear systems linear

Abstracts here.

Inaugural Gordon Conference on Cellular Systems Biology

June 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

The first Gordon Conference on Cellular Systems Biology will be held on July 24–29, 2011 at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, USA

Chairs: Pedro Mendes (Manchester) and Paul Insel (San Diego)

TOPIC: The cell as a system; how intracellular organization impacts on cell function; modeling and simulation; imaging; analytical methods

Confirmed speakers:
Nancy Allbritton, Matteo Barberis, Jean Beggs, Rob Beynon, Søren Brunak,Andrew C. Eliot, Lila Gierasch, Jason Haugh, Ursula Kummer, Stephan Nickell, Jason Papin, Elijah Roberts, Eytan Ruppin, Peter Tompa, Jim Wilhelm, Michael White, Ravi Iyengar

Registration deadline June 26!

Your *updated* Systems Biology conference schedule for 2011

April 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

Since the last post I put up on this topic sparked a lot of interest, here’s an update.  Once again, this is just a personal selection — and again, feel free to highlight conferences I may have missed in the comments.

April 27-29: Mathematics of Microbes: Biological Details of the Evolving Cell (London, UK)

May 8-13: Omics meets Cell Biology (Keystone Symposia; Alpbach, Austria)

June 15-19: International Conference on Synthetic Biology (Palo Alto, CA).  If you’re interested in this one, you may need to move fast — I just got an e-mail saying that the abstract deadline is today.

June 22-24: Systems Biology of Human Disease (Boston, MA)

July 17-19: Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (Vienna, Austria)

July 22-24: Workshop on  Single Cell Analysis (Cold Spring Harbor Labs, NY)

July 24-29: Cellular Systems Biology (Gordon Research Conferences; Davidson, NC)

August 10-13: Annual q-Bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing (Los Alamos, NM)

August 20-25: 13th congress  of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (Tubingen, Germany)

Aug 28-Sept 1: International Conference in Systems Biology (Heidelberg, Germany)

2-7 October 2011: Synthetic Biology of Antibiotic Production (Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain)

13 – 16 October: Structure and Dynamics of Protein Networks (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)

Update: Galit Lahav pointed out an interesting one-day meeting in NYC on June 14, “How do cells react to drugs? A systems biology perspective.

Update 2: June 14-17, Physics of Biological Systems (Orsay, France)

Register now for SBHD

February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

The 2011 International Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease will be held on June 22-24, at Harvard Medical School’s conference center.  Register now.  Registration is extra-cheap until March 11 to encourage you to commit early.

Speaker list below the jump.

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Computational Cell Biology — Deadline approaching!

January 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Galit Lahav would like to remind you all that the deadline for the  Computational Cell Biology conference at Cold Spring Harbor is this Friday.  It looks like a great program and I’ve seen a lot of clicks on the conference information, so I know some of you are interested — don’t miss your chance to go!  Register here.

The organizers have secured funding from NIH and NSF to subsidize attendance by post-docs and students.  Procrastinate no more.

Last day to register for CCC

January 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Cells, Circuits and Computation, that is. Next Friday, Jan 21 at Harvard’s Northwest building.

Details here.

Register here.

BASS Meeting, Jan 19

January 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Boston Area Systems and Synthetic Biology Meeting

January 19th, 5pm – 7pm
Monadnock room, Broad Institute

Special Lecture:

The Structure and Dynamics of Economic Diversity

César Hidalgo, Assistant Professor,
The Media Laboratory, MIT

The Netflix Prize for Biology: Predicting Disease-Gene Associations

Murat Tasan, Roth Laboratory

Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto

Rapid phospho-dynamics of the EGF receptor and downstream signaling cascades

Laura Kleiman, Haigis Lab, MGH
(work done during PhD in the Sorger and Lauffenburger labs)

Innovation in Healthcare Symposium

January 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Symposium announcement: The Innovation in Healthcare Symposium, held on Feb 1 2011 at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, will gather a multidisciplinary set of leading experts to discuss opportunities to drive innovation in healthcare with a focus on improving patient outcomes and process efficiency from a systems perspective.  Visit the symposium website for more details.  Speaker list below the fold.

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Cells, Circuits and Computation

December 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

The third annual one-day Systems Biology conference “Cells, Circuits and Computation” will be held on Friday, January 21 2011, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Harvard’s Northwest Building (52 Oxford Street), hosted by the FAS Center for Systems Biology.  This year’s theme is Computational Biology in Boston.

The goal of this conference is to bring together the Systems Biology community in the larger Boston area. Registration is now open until January 14.


Keynote: Aviv Regev (Broad Institute)

Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard School of Public Health)
Nick Patterson (Broad Institute)
Marian Walhout (UMass Worcester)
Daniel Segrè (Boston University)
Steven McCarroll (Harvard Medical School)
Eric Alm (MIT)

Four graduate student speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts.

The conference concludes with a poster session and light appetizers. We welcome poster topics in all research areas, not just computational biology. We will award a prize of $200 for the best poster.

Poster below the fold; please feel free to print out and distribute widely!

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